We are seeing an unprecedented rate of boaters signing up to NABO. You are all very welcome.
If you are experiencing difficulty during the joining process, or you have questions please do ask
We will do our very best to respond quickly!
The NABO AGM will be held at on Saturday 18th November at the Tamworth CC Club, Kettlebrook Wharf, Kettlebrook Rd Tamworth B77 1AG (by boat it is on the Coventry Canal, just up from Fazeley Junction).
We will start at 11 am with the AGM formal business, followed by a presentation and discussion. After a light lunch, there will be a meeting of the new Council, to which NABO members are welcome.
Please let us know if you are coming so that we can plan the catering. We will run a zoom link for the AGM.
We still need your help. The Council meets around seven times per year and the work is rewarding and interesting … and occasionally frustrating. You'll learn what goes on behind the scenes and make new friends into the bargain. If you feel you might be out of your depth, worry not; one of us will act as your mentor to help you with the few formalities. Don't be shy! It is too late for nomination at the AGM now, but don't let that put you off. We cannot continue to be effective without the new input of active members - like you.
Happy 30th, NABO
Although formed in 1991, last year’s pandemic distracted everyone from NABO’s 30th anniversary. Here’s a belated summary of some of the issues facing NABO 30 years ago.
Phil Bland and Jon Darlington formed NABO, joining forces with Syd Beacroft and Dave Green, who had called a meeting to form a boaters’ organisation. NABO’s first open meeting, on 25th August was in Dudley and was an overwhelming success, with 69 boat owners joining on the spot, bringing the initial membership to over 130. Speakers from the floor said they did not feel that anyone had hitherto been prepared to listen to the views of individual boat owners.
I see a few members trying to sign in and failing. I get an email every time this happens, so I know what is going on.
The system is working ok, or I would not be able to write this, but there be gremlins about.
I have done some maintenance clean up on the system and hopefully things will improve.
If you are in difficulty, and log in is not working, there is no point in trying again and again; all that happens is that you get locked out. But the good news is that this resets after half an hour.
One thing you can do is to clear your own browser memory, or try another browser.
Please drop me a line if there is a problem. I will need to know what device you are using, the browser, and please own up if you are using Windows 7 or before.